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National Teacher of the Year Award

 

 

The History of the National Teacher of the Year Award

 

The Bahamas Union of Teachers introduced the “Teacher of the Year Awards” in nineteen eighty-eight (1988) to recognize and pay tribute to the excellent teachers in the public school system throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Awards were presented in four categories which were named after past union executives and members namely Mabel Walker, founder and first president; A. Leonard Archer, former president; Carlton E. Francis, former president; and Mursay Poitier, founding member.

 

Ten years later, and in continuation of the Union’s efforts to show appreciation to quality teachers, the Ministry of Education and the Bahamas Union of Teachers combined forces. The result was the National Teacher of the Year Award exercise that is organized in school districts and includes primary, all-age, secondary and special schools.

 

The objectives of the National Teacher of the Year Award are:

 

  • To highlight the significant role of teachers in nation building
  • To honor and reward teachers for their outstanding contributions in the field of Education
  • To encourage and motivate teachers to perform at high standards
  • To provide teachers with the opportunity to showcase and share their teaching talents
  • To introduce outstanding teachers to the wider community.

 

 

 

 

Past Teachers of the Year

First National Teacher of the Year:           Kenneth Romer       1998-1999

 

Second National Teacher of the Year:    Barbara Dorsett        1999-2000

 

Third National Teacher of the Year:         Joan Knowles          2000-2001

 

Fourth National Teacher of the Year:      Stacy Stubbs            2001-2002

 

Fifth National Teacher of the Year:          Roderick Rolle          2002-2004

 

Sixth National Teacher of the Year:         Yorick Sands            2004-2006

 

Seventh National Teacher of the Year:   Tamika Cartwright    2006-2008

 

Eighth National Teacher of the Year:      Marcia Musgrove     2008-2010

 

Ninth National Teacher of the Year:        Africa Karamo-Miller 2010-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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